NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo 2012

This is my fourth attempt at NaNoWriMo. I failed last year. I hope to win this year.

Rui Ying taking a nap

Rui Ying’s first month

Baby Rui Ying had her first month bash in June. It is a Chinese tradition to hold a celebration when a baby is one month old.

Street photography - girl in red dress and blue shoes

Street fashion in Orchard

If you want a taste of Singapore street fashion, Orchard Road on a weekend is a good place to start. You will come across a myriad of styles being worn by the people walking along the road.

Street photography - Puppy with adoption volunteer

Adopt a pet instead of buying one

There was a dog adoption drive in town sponsored by Subaru and LostPaws. The volunteers from LostPaws were encouraging the public to adopt a pet instead of buying one, and educating them about responsible pet ownership.

JCube stunt across the street

Publicity stunts

Whenever I shoot in Orchard Road on a weekend, I’ll encounter publicity stunts by various companies to promote their product or services.

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Weekends in Orchard Road

I’ve been spending my weekends shooting along Orchard Road in Singapore. This is to force myself to devote three to four hours a week to practice my street photography.

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Leica M8 – first impressions

My first few photo walks with the Leica M8 has seen a change in the way I shoot. In a nutshell, I’m really enjoying shooting with the M8.

Leica M8

My first Leica

It still feels surreal but I’m slowly coming to terms with the fact that I bought my first Leica.

Watermark

No more watermarks

I have decided to stop using watermarks on my photos because they only discourage rather than prevent stealing.

Baby wrapped in a bundle

Baby Ruiying

Congratulations to my brother and sister-in-law on the birth of their first child.

Photos by Jen Xi

Portfolio – Photos by Jen Xi

My portfolio site is finally live. I have been fiddling around with several set ups but I’m proud to announce its official launch.

DSLRs

Choosing a DSLR camera

If you are new to the world of DSLRs, you will probably be bewildered by choices available. Here’s a guide on how to choose your first DSLR camera..

Demi-gods and Semi-devils

Wuxia translation – a preview

Translations of wuxia novels from Chinese to English are often too literal and do not bring out the full flavour of the story.